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Sway Bar & Kitchen

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Covent Garden
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61-65 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5BZ, England
+44 20 7404 6114
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11:00 - 03:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Avoid. Don't be fooled, this place is not somewhere which deserves your patronage. Bar service is slow. Really slow. Twenty minutes slow and it's not even busy and yet you don't have enough staff to serve your customers. This is unacceptable and the sole reason we won't be back. Table service is slow. Redeeming factor is that the food is... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing special .. Friday 6th DJ needs to get another job. Staff were nice. Place was dead till about 21:00 .. Everyone stayed in main area as other areas were closed or abandoned. Only went because it USED to be a good night out. No more .. maybe January blues

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Thank Dave H
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a friendly greeting at reception which was nice. The bar has great decor, and attentive staff serving food and drink. Yosef was friendly and accommodating as our waiter. Good deals at happy hour when we went from 5-7pm, but I cannot give the food much compliments. Ordered two pizzas and the classic sharing platter which both did not taste... More 

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Thank GloriousFoodTonTon
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for New Years Eve with my brother and his girlfriend. It was massively crowded, but I could still easily get around. The music was good and the lights were cool. For £20 was performed quite well for a big London event.

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Thank Angus D
SwayManagement, Manager at Sway Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi Angus D, Thank you for taking the time to review your NYE experience. With NYE its always busy, but I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the night! Thank you Amy Sales Manager at Sway More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked NYE in Sway. I paid £40 for my ticket for the burlesque show and club for the night. Burlesque show was great! Drinks were expensive.! Staff were friendly and there was a coat check. Would go again.

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Thank enmaline21
SwayManagement, Manager at Sway Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi Enmaline21, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Sway on NYE. Really pleased to hear that you enjoyed the night - drinks prices are in line with all other London clubs. Thanks and hope to see you again! Amy - Sales Manager at Sway More 

Victoria Falls
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made a last minute reservation and were gladly assisted by competent personnel over the phone, only to be welcomed and served by pleasant and efficient staff throughout the evening. We sadly missed happy hour by a few minutes, but the value of the happy hour deals on offer will certainly guarantee my return. None the less, we enjoyed delicious... More 

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SwayManagement, Manager at Sway Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi Achm_hospitality Thank you for the lovely review, its great to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. We hope to see you again in the New Year! Amy - Sales Manager at Sway More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Doorman tried to put me and my wife in one of their 'cars' to go home to south London. He quoted me £40 and when I said that was too expensive I would use a London Black Cab he laughed and said pay £50 then. I arrived home safely with £27.40 on the clock and gave him £30. He was... More 

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SwayManagement, Manager at Sway Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi Russellharvey Thank you for your review. We don't have any 'backhanded' deals going on, nor do we use 'illegal' minicab drivers. We use a reputable local firm, who have set prices for journeys and provide a safe and comfortable service for many of our customers that choose to use them. We are more than happy to share the name... More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked our night out back in October paying the money up front. When we got three our table wasn't ready and we were told we would have to wait. After a while we realised that a party who had booked after us were being shown to there table. Finding someone who was in charge seemed impossible and it took... More 

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Thank Carole L
SwayManagement, Manager at Sway Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi Carole, Thank you for taking the time to submit a review to TripAdvisor. By the sounds of things, we are already aware of issues on the evening, and looking to resolve. I believe I do know which event you are from, but if you can contact me directly I can look in to further. Please email amy.peat@novusleisure.com Kindest regards,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Awful! They overbooked to a ridiculously greedy extent. Food poor. Never come here. Staff tried to sort it out but was too much of a mess.

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Thank james c
SwayManagement, Manager at Sway Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi James C, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience at Sway, and we are sorry for any disappointment felt. Can you please contact us directly so we can discuss - please email myself amy.peat@novusleisure.com Thank you Amy Peat - Sales Manager at Sway More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Booked at table for 25 people at 8.30 on the 16/12/2016, There was no table on arrival the manger then said 9. Still at 9 no table. 9.30 still no table. We ask for our money back. They would not refunds us. Saying we had to write head office on Monday. Shocking service. Over booked the place. Other party where... More 

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Thank James H
SwayManagement, Manager at Sway Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi James H Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience at Sway, and we are sorry for any disappointment felt. Can you please contact us directly so we can discuss - please email myself amy.peat@novusleisure.com Thank you Amy Peat - Sales Manager at Sway More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Cuisine
Bar, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 03:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61-65 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7404 6114
Description
Throw decadent, uptight dining out the window and think cool, chic New York bars, filled with pizzas, tapas style sharing plates and delicious hand crafted classic cocktails by expert mixologists. Unwind after work with a glass of wine or craft beer from our new menu as day becomes evening. By night, Sway turns into an adult playground, serving sumptuous drinks in a New York style party atmosphere across a multi sensory and unparalleled late night experience. After a £1million refurbishment the venue is split across five unique rooms and experiences, including a brand new, bespoke club space, two VIP rooms and a stunning late night cocktail bar. Each features state of the art sound and visual, incredible entertainment and a high-energy, eclectic soundtrack courtesy of London's finest DJs. Our menu showcases classic cocktails alongside premium Champagnes, Spirits, Wines and Craft Beers. We offer VIP tables bookable Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights served by your own personal waitress, as well as private areas and Guest lists for each event. Welcome to the brand new Sway. Opening times: Monday - Wednesday: 11am - 12am Thursday: 11am-1am Friday & Saturday: 11am - 3am Sunday: Closed, available for private hire

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